Category Archives: PPMA President

Video from the LGA Workforce Team Featuring Sue Evans on the Apprenticeship Levy

Hello PPMA members and friends Our post this week is a ‘Workforce News’ video podcast from our colleagues at the LGA and it features an interview with our President Sue Evans, who talks about the Apprenticeship Levy and it’s likely implications for councils. Phil Bundy, Senior Employment Law Advisor also talks about the legal aspects [...]

Eduserv and PPMA Digital Skills Survey 2017

Hello PPMA members and friends How digital-ready is your organisation? Are you making the right investment in digital skills? What role do HR teams play in creating a digitally savvy workforce? In partnership with not-for-profit IT provider Eduserv, we looking to build up a picture of the role of digital skills in councils and we’d [...]

Spring and the Sign of Things to Come

Hello All, It’s just that far into a dreary and very cold January to congratulate those whose resolutions hold and reassuring the dry January brigade that they are nearly there. I always feel that, once we get through January the year is truly settled and we can all focus on what needs doing. Our thoughts [...]

Happy Christmas from the PPMA!

Hello PPMA members and friends As 2016 draws to a close and we are wrapped up in the preparations for Christmas I thought it would be good to take some time to pause and reflect on the year just gone. It has been a bit of a roller coaster – globally, in the UK, across [...]

Time to Renew Our Vows?

Hello PPMA members and friends This weeks’ post is written by President, Sue Evans, who mulls over whether integration is the holy grail for delivering on health and social care, or a hasty marriage based on shaky foundations. “In maths – never my favourite subject – integration is described as ‘the inverse of differentiation’. I [...]

Video Update from Sue Evans: SPDS Conference, PPMA News and More

Hello PPMA members and friends This is the second video blog from Sue Evans and it comes fresh from her return from the SPDS Conference in Scotland. Sue talks about what she learnt at the event as well as sharing some of the latest PPMA news.

Webinar from Sue Evans on Leading Change in Warwickshire County Council

Hello PPMA members and friends Last week Sue Evans ran a very successful ‘guest’ webinar for The Improvement Service (IS) who are the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland and the reaction to it has been unsurpassed – so we though that we’d share the seminar with you. In it Sue talks about [...]

The PPMA Response to Consultation on Salary Sacrifice

Hello PPMA members and friends Our staff are working harder and harder. We are working hard too, to attract and retain the talent we need to maintain service delivery. Increasingly, we are seeing staff moving from the sector for the higher salaries or progression that we cannot offer. Salaries and pensions have been eroded, work-forces [...]

Video: Highlights From the September 2016 PPMA Board Meeting With Sue Evans

Hello PPMA Members and friends Most of you will know that the latest PPMA ‘Away Day’ board meeting was held at Aston University in Birmingham late last week. It was packed programme and to keep you all up to date with what was discussed, our blog post this week is a short video update from [...]

Sue Evans New PPMA President Outlines Her Plans for the Year in a Video

Hello PPMA members and friends We heard last week from our two Vice Presidents and this week we have a short video from our new President Sue Evans. Sue shares with us her vision for the Association and talks about her key objectives for the year.   We’d love to hear from you with any [...]